Test Configurations

This section describes the sample configurations. Both soft- and hardware-setup is described for each configuration. It is a good starting point for new users.

The following configurations are described here:

  • GPS for the reception and storage of a GPS-signal
  • Radio demonstrates a simple send/receive-setup
  • Radar is a simple game using radar-measurements of a moving ball
  • WLAN captures one or more 802.11-packets


This subsection contains some general overview of the different hardware-subsystems.


Fig. <ref>fig:RF-cards</ref> shows the input/output connectors of the RF cards (power supply omitted).

The important connections on a RF-card
The important connections on a RF-card

Rohde & Schwarz

All settings given in the figures start from a presetted state of the signal-generator or -analyzer. You find a button labeled Preset that sets the machine into a well-known state.


In the following picture (TODO) you can see the ICS-cards on the back of the computer. All the input and output-labels are visible.


As described in section <ref>sec:FPGA</ref>, the FPGA can be programmed with two versions of the code: one for the GPS-reception, and another one for everything else. Please be sure to chose the appropriate code, or the given application will not work.

Refer to section <ref>sec:FPGA</ref> on how to reprogram the PFGA.

Power supply

Wrong settings of the power-supply may destroy the attached hardware, so take care and be sure to follow these instructions:

  1. Switch up 1 & 2
  2. Connect the power supply
  3. Switch down 1
  4. Adjust voltage and current using 3 & 4
  5. Switch down 2

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